20 episodes

This show is all about functioning in an ever increasing digital world with learning disabilities. Created by Jennifer Cronk who is dyslexic and has executive dysfunction, this show is designed to empower students, teachers, and parents to assist learning for all students.

Assist Learning Podcast Jennifer Cronk

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

This show is all about functioning in an ever increasing digital world with learning disabilities. Created by Jennifer Cronk who is dyslexic and has executive dysfunction, this show is designed to empower students, teachers, and parents to assist learning for all students.

    #IWishMyTeacherKnew with Kyle Schwartz

    #IWishMyTeacherKnew with Kyle Schwartz

    Kyle Schwartz is a third-grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver Public Schools. Her first book: I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids focuses on realities that students face and how educators can respond to their students’ needs. Her second book: I Wish For Change: Unleashing the Power of Kids to Make a Difference speaks about youth empowerment and will be published summer 2019.
    In addition to teaching, Kyle is a dedicated advocate for students. She has spoken internationally about supporting all students, differentiating instruction for students learning English, and building strong communities in classrooms.
    Twitter: @kylemschwartz Website: http://iwishmyteacherknewbook.com/ Books authored by Kyle: I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids - - - - -
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    • 37 min
    It's All About That Space with Dr. Bob Dillon (Part 2)

    It's All About That Space with Dr. Bob Dillon (Part 2)

    Part 2 of a conversation with Dr. Bob Dillon about learning spaces.
    Dr. Robert Dillon is an author, speaker, educator, and a lifelong learner. His twenty plus years in education has seen him serve kids and families as a teacher, principal, technology director, and innovation leader. His primary focus is working to bring synergy to instructional design, technology infusion, and learning space design. He believes that in this synergy is the educational gold that students need to be successful citizens in a modern world. He works through an equity lens and looks to bring excellence to every classroom. For this work, he has been honored by Common Sense Media, The Center for Green Schools, the dSchool at Stanford University, the Buck Institute for Education, and Future Ready Schools. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to work with teachers and leaders throughout the country, and he continues to speak at local, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Dillon is the co-founder of ConnectED Learning, a Saint Louis non-profit dedicated to affordable, quality professional learning for teachers. He is the author of four books including his latest, The Space: A Guide for Educators. He is supported in his work by his wife and two amazing daughters.
    Twitter: @drrobertdillon Books authored by Bob: The Space: A Guide For Educators Powerful Parent Partnerships: Rethinking Family Engagement for Student Success - - - - -
    After you listen please share your thoughts on Twitter with Jennifer and Bob by using #AssistLearning in your tweets.
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    • 24 min
    It's All About That Space with Dr. Bob Dillon (Part 1)

    It's All About That Space with Dr. Bob Dillon (Part 1)

    Dr. Robert Dillon is an author, speaker, educator, and a lifelong learner. His twenty plus years in education has seen him serve kids and families as a teacher, principal, technology director, and innovation leader. His primary focus is working to bring synergy to instructional design, technology infusion, and learning space design. He believes that in this synergy is the educational gold that students need to be successful citizens in a modern world. He works through an equity lens and looks to bring excellence to every classroom. For this work, he has been honored by Common Sense Media, The Center for Green Schools, the dSchool at Stanford University, the Buck Institute for Education, and Future Ready Schools. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to work with teachers and leaders throughout the country, and he continues to speak at local, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Dillon is the co-founder of ConnectED Learning, a Saint Louis non-profit dedicated to affordable, quality professional learning for teachers. He is the author of four books including his latest, The Space: A Guide for Educators. He is supported in his work by his wife and two amazing daughters.
    Twitter: @drrobertdillon Books authored by Bob: The Space: A Guide For Educators Powerful Parent Partnerships: Rethinking Family Engagement for Student Success - - - - -
    After you listen please share your thoughts on Twitter with Jennifer and Bob by using #AssistLearning in your tweets.
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    LEAVE A SPEAKPIPE MESSAGE ON THE NEW ASSISTLEARNING.ORG

    • 31 min
    20-Time Projects with Kevin Brookhouser

    20-Time Projects with Kevin Brookhouser

    The focus of this episode is going to be on engaging students through 20-time projects and providing them different avenues to express their learning. Our main focus is how are we going to harness the interest of students who are struggling to overcome learning disabilities and other challenges. Keep this in mind and share any stories that you have with students who might fit that profile.
    Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How educators can launch Google’s formula for future-ready students. He teaches digital citizenship and computer science at York School in Monterey, California and is a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, and National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future. Kevin serves on the board of The International School of Monterey. He is a learning animal.
    Twitter: @brookhouser Books authored by Kevin: The 20Time Project: How educators can launch Google's formula for future-ready innovation Code in Every Class - - - - -
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    • 39 min
    Engaging All Students in Biology

    Engaging All Students in Biology

    Heidi Bernasconi shares how she engages all students.
    Heidi has been teaching at Clarkstown (NY) High School North since 2004 where she currently teaches Marine Biology, Biology, and Business. She also serves as the high school's technology liaison and also runs the Wellness Committee.
     
    Twitter: @biobernasconi Email: hbernasconi@ccsd.edu Jennifer and Heidi discuss specific lessons Heidi has taught that promote engagement for all learners.
    Sample of the curriculum alignment exercise Sample of 20-Time rubric Slides presentation for conferences Bingo Cards for Modelling - - - - -
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    • 39 min
    The Parent Teacher Paradox

    The Parent Teacher Paradox

    Stephen is the author of the novel Black Ice, a coming of age thriller with five-star ratings on Amazon. And the short story collection Intolerance. These books as well as much of his writing and focus on kids in crisis - social (often racial), emotional, physical, drug/alcohol related - and the various ways they deal or don’t deal, with their problems.

    Stephen entered the field of education through the New York Teaching Fellows Program. He taught special education in Washington Heights Schools. There, he coached Dominican, Latino and African American students in an underserved school district, to write plays about their lives. The plays were submitted to a New York City Wide contest. 6 students won awards which they received on a stage in form of a Manhattan-wide audience.
    Since then, Stephen has taught English to grades 7 through 12 in the Nyack School District, in Rockland County, New York. He has worked with all kinds of learners, including special education and English as a new language (ENL) students.
    In Nyack, Stephen has served as a lead teacher, a teacher leader in the IDE.corp LATI Classroom model, which has been widely incorporated into the yack School District. He has run Professional Development, served as a team leader, a soccer and basketball coach, and represented the Nyack School District at Ed21Leader Conferences in Boston and Denver.
    His plays have been produced Off-Broadway and in Seattle, New York, and Toronto. His screenplay Freedom Mile has been optioned for production. He offers extensive writing and editing services through Fiverr.com where he has helped many developing writers achieve their goals.
     
    Twitter: @stesher Website: http://www.teshtalk.com - - - - -
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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UDL, AT, SPED, it has it all

Jennifer Cronk does a wonderful job!!! Her topics focus on UDL, assistive technology and SPED. She shares her own personal stories, struggles and triumphs which helps the listener relate. The resources she shares are high quality and could easily make an impact for yourself or somebody you know. If you are working in the field of educational technology, this is podcast is a must to add to your playlist. The strategies and tips discussed can impact all learners.

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